Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

After a semester long pilot program with the senior class during the spring of 2011, we rolled out our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the entire student body in September. We began using ClassLink late in the spring, but are extremely excited about the promise that this solution holds to enhance the teaching and learning culture of our school through BYOD. How do you manage your BYOD program if you have one at your school?

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Moving Schools Forward With BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

I visited Eric’s High School on February 24 th to observe Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and his implementation of a contemporary learning environment. Administrators in 2012 must understand how to implement new technologies, not just “infuse” technology the easy way. 21st Century Education BYOD educational technology Guest Blog Post Leadership The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Greg Farley.

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Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

BYOD- Many are exploring the idea of Bring Your Own Device as an alternative to purchasing devices for students. BYOD can help. For the past few years ( here and here ) I started a tradition (if we can call it that) where I look back at the year in #edtech and try to make predictions as to what''s going to take hold in the coming year. No science behind any of this.

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Toolbox

The Mobile Native

BYOD Responsible Use Policy BYOD Frequently Asked Questions BYOD Links and Resources. BYOD BYOT


BYOD "Food for Thought"

The Mobile Native

1) BYOD - Worst Idea of the 21st Century 2) BYOD: You Ain''t Seen Nothing Yet 3) BYOD will challenge your leadership - hopefully! 4) BYOD Wildly Successful at Sullivan South 5) Cybraryman''s BYOD Page 6) Pros and Cons of Bring Your Own Device to Work What are your thoughts? BYOD BYOT Here are some Pros and Cons for "Bring Your Own Device" in schools. Let the debate begin!


The Dog in BYOD-- make sure you have tissues ready

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

BYOD connecting with students dogs Reading therapy dogs On the Moose River near Jackman, ME Brody is 8.5 years old and with his graying muzzle, it is evident that he is starting to show his age. I''m reminded that my super-hero dog is mortal. This scares me. Brody has been a faithful companion, trail buddy, swim partner, and emotional rock for 8.5 years now.

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Everything BYOD!

The Mobile Native

Here are some resources to help start a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) LiveBinder 2. Infographic: Are Your Going BYOD? BYOD Responsible Use Policy 6. BYOD Frequently Asked Questions 7. BYOD Links and Resources. BYOD BYOT Forsyth County Schools BYOT 4. Building on the "Bring Your Own Device" Revolution 5.


2012 Edublog Award Nominations


My 2012 Edublog Award Nominations Are: Best Individual Blog: Cool Cat Teacher by Vicki Davis Vicki not only blogs about education and educational technology, but she also shares her personal struggles balancing family and professional life. The beauty of Socrative is it can be used via the web or via an app on iOS or Android, so even in a BYOD environment where you have a mixture of devices, as long as they can download an app or hit a website, all students in your class can participate.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. But as with all things belonging to the real world, that one Murphy’s law that says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” applies to BYOD as well.

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"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. Still, we do need to be concerned about the effects of the digital divide under our BYOD policy.


5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

While there is some debate about whether a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy perpetuates inequities and the technology gap, school districts in times of tightening budgets and limited resources are looking for cost-effective ways to increase student access to technology. While BYOD should not be a substitution for adequately funding access to technology for all students, it is a means by which we do not have to ask students to unplug when their walk through our school building doors.


Recent Mobile Learning Findings

The Mobile Native

100 Mobile Tools for Teachers BYOD : 1. BYOD: A Guide for Schools 2. BYOD in the 21st Century. BYOD iPads Mobile Learning iPads : 1. iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 2. 103 Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 3. iPad/iPod Resources 4. Mobile Learning Integration 5. Middle School iPad Apps 6. iPad in Education Resources Worth Exploring 7. Apps for Special Needs 8. 50 Resources for iPad Use in the Classroom 9. 39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom 10.

50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native

Learnlets BYOD/BYOT 44. BYOD in the 21st Century 45. BYOD Toolbox 47. BYOD "Food For Thought" Videos 48. Blogs BYOD iPads Smart Phones Videos Smart phones (MLDs) 1. SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2. The Mobile Learning Portal 3. Learning in Hand 4. Cybrary Man''s Mobile Learning Page 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers 6. Breaking the Cell Phone Ban 7. Go Mobile 4 Learning 8. Tool for Learning or Distraction? 50+ Tips and Resources 10. Learning2Go iPads 11.

Is BYOD A Cop-Out for Schools That Should Be Providing Technology to Students?


Image Source This morning, I read an excellent article from The Journal called Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, is the Answer. I bookmarked it, because it lays out in detail the positive aspects of BYOD and gives great strategies for helping teachers help students use personal devices in learning. First, the anonymous comment: This article is about the advantages of one-to-one contact with technology in the classrooms, not BYOD. 1:1 BYOD BYOT


Getting to Know Celly

A Principal's Reflections

BYOD BYOT Celly educational technology mobile learning As we continue to move further to enhance our Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative at New Milford High School we are continuing to look for cost-effective resources to support this endeavor. One such resource is Celly. Celly lets people create private communication networks that work really well for situations that other social networks and resources don''t.

Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

BYOD Mobile Learning

@Remind101 has improved features & now supports numbers for Canada!


byod communicate with class free app free text messaging mobile apps for class Remind 101 Remind101 safe text text in school text message text students remind101 - always improving communication to keep you connected Remind101 is a free service teachers can sign up for to safely communicate via text messaging with their students and their student''s parents. It''s free to sign up, simple to use, and effective when sending brief messages. Yes, there is an app for that!

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

BYOD BYOT Change Innovation Opinion educational technology This piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post. As we continue to move even further into the 21 st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, I see this firsthand with my son, who is in first grade. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him.

The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu


Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Region XIII and Rockdale ISD Dr. Howell Wright, Superintendent of Rockdale , made an appearance by pre-recorded video. BYOD goal was simple: turn on a device and automatically connect to the network. With PBL and BYOD, everything changes! BYOD pbl sxswedu In 2009 Rockdale focused on new learning goals and worked to get buy-in from leadership and parents. Used a visioning document by TASA.


The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

BYOD BYOT educational leadership educational technology mobile learning devices The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Franklin Turner who recently visited my school. A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. The only criterion that I had was the school had to be entrenched in their use of the above-mentioned technologies.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

This reminder is the 2012 NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition ( You can download it here. 2012 NMC Horizon Report Near Adoption Technologies Where is technology going in the next 5 years, and what might be some things we can expect as educational leaders? Here''s what the 2012 NMC Horizon Report outlines as the technologies closest to adoption in our schools. Schools are implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that allow students Wi-Fi access using their smartphones.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? I like this idea for a lot of reasons. An iPad starts at $500 and then add the case for $50 and keyboard for around $50 and you are at $600 for one device. Then add in any apps that are not free.

Two clever videos worth watching: "BYOD in the 21st Century" and "To Tweet or Not to Tweet", by lalande

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Benjamin Room posted "BYOD in the 21st Century" in the Practical Technologies for the Classroom Facebook group and I just had to share! Schools exploring BYOD will find this video clever and informative! BYOD #smchat educational technology video Producer Dr. Marc-Andre Lalande, is so creative! The video is the latest in his Pedagogical Quickies YouTube series. I just subscribed to his channel: lalendema.


So.You Wanna Start Texting

The Web20Classroom

My friend Eric, just wrote a piece about how his school is using it as part of their BYOD initiative that you should take a look at. More and more students have access to mobile devices. In the last Pew Internet study , 77% of all teens have a cellphone. I wasn''t able to find research on pre-teens but from the work I have done in my own district I would say almost 50% of them have cellphones as well. And these aren''t smart phones. Although, we know many have smart phones.)

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Leadership Is.Reflections On #ISTELF12

The Web20Classroom

I had some wonderful conversations about technology integration, social media, BYOD and more. I just got back from a wonderful few days in Indianapolis. No, it wasn''t to see a race or for the fabulous food. I went to engage with other thought-leaders from around the world (yes over 10 countries were represented) and talk, share, learn and grow. The ISTE Leadership Forum (#ISTELF12) was a new event this year.

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My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. I use a mix of devices with some days in the class being BYOD and others using the school''s computers and netbooks (as available). I also use QR Codes, Socrative and InfuseLearning for other BYOD activities, and Today''s Meet for backchanneling.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Socrative is my choice for BYOD-esque assessments in class. assessment assignments BYOD BYOT common core cross-curricular edmodo flipclass flipped flipping literature paperless PBL project based learning Reading writing To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period. The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Period.

InstallFree Nexus - us MS Office or LibreOffice on any device through the cloud

Educational Technology Guy

This makes things platform/OS agnostic and would allow everyone access to these apps and resources and would be especially useful in a BYOT/BYOD environment. InstallFree Nexus is an application I just learned about that allows you to use different applications on any device you want, while optimizing for that device. You can use Microsoft Office or LibreOffice on an iPad , Android Tablet, Chromebook or any device with a web browser.

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TechForum NY is tomorrow - can't make it? Join in the LiveStream!

Educational Technology Guy

BYO: Goals, Policies, and Logistics - 2:30-3:40 pm Presenters: Nancy Caramanico (moderator); Sandra Paul, Rick Cave and Rob Miller Whether you call it BYOT, BYOD, or student-owned technology, the idea of allowing young people to bring their own laptops and mobile devices to school with them is gaining ground for a number of reasons. TechForum NY, a great educational technology conference , is tomorrow. I am presenting two sessions and looking forward to seeing a lot of people from my PLN.

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K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.

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New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

The Web20Classroom

tags: edmodo favorite Facebook 101: Using Facebook as a Professional Development Tool tags: facebook favorite Cool Cat Teacher Blog: QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide tags: qrcode qr mobile favorite BYOD Resources tags: BYOD mobile favorite Using Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools tags: mobile socialmedia policy favorite Student Writing Guides tags: research writing citations favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Using Cell Phones and Other Devices In and Out of the Classroom

The Mobile Native

Marys Intermediate School in Ohio Time : Th ursday, November 8, 2012- 4pm / Eastern Time Session Description : St. Fifth grade teacher Scott Newcomb and Technology Coordinator Kyle Menchhofer will discuss many of the challenges that they faced in incorporating mobile learning devices within their daily instruction over the past five years, including a BYOD rollout the past two years. BYOD MLDs Mobile Learning Webinar

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

assessment assignments BYOD Claco digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipped Google docs literature PBL speaking wordle writing Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

Also, BYOD — bring your own device — will be implemented for all students in grades 6-12. BYOD MLDs Mobile Learning Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom. Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities. Mobile learning is essentially anytime, anywhere learning.

Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using OMM & BYOD for Recording Student Voices As an introductory activity for John Steinbeck''s novella, Of Mice and Men , students worked in groups to record a quick conversation using idioms (not idiots) from the 1930''s. I''m figuring out the BYOD as I go, so if you, dear reader, have more efficient techniques, please share! assignments BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipping speaking